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Title

Waterlily bulbs at Yathalamarra waterhole


Artist

Dr David Malangi

Australia

1927 - 19 Jun 1999

Language group

Manyarrngu, Arnhem region


About

Waterlily bulbs at Yathalamarra waterhole (the artist's mother's country). The waterlily is one of the main totems of the Balmbi people whose country is situated around a billabong at Yathalamarra. The bulbs are a valuable source of food in the dry season.

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Details


Place where the work was made

Central Arnhem Land Northern Territory Australia


Date

(1983)


Media category

Bark painting


Materials used

natural pigments on bark


Dimensions

71.5 x 27.0 cm


Credit

Purchased 1984


Location

Not on display


Accession number

128.1984


Artist information

Dr David Malangi

Artist profile

Works in the collection

19


Place

Where the work was made
Central Arnhem Land

Shown in 1 exhibition

Exhibition history